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The Four Dispute Resolution Technological Trends

By CIOReview | Monday, June 24, 2019

Law firms incorporate cloud-based applications, blockchain solutions, and data analytics to have a better insight into the dispute resolution processes.

FREMONT, CA – When conflict arises between two parties, it results in an expensive process which will require one or both parties to appear before the court more than once, pay fines, and so on. However, dispute resolution seeks to settle disputes, conflicts, and claims without the intervention of higher authorities, saving process cost as well as time.

Appropriate dispute resolution (ADR) offers effective recommendations for conflicts in employment, housing, injury, business, family, neighborhood, environment, and so on independent of the state and federal jury. The procedure takes into consideration the values, principles, and interests of the involved parties, facilitating a peaceful resolution. Not only is the process simple and cost-effective, but it also offers control to both parties over the outcome. Also, the technological revolution has birthed many digital trends to aid dispute resolution.

Cloud Applications

The emergence of cloud computing has provided law organizations with practical tools to access, review, and send confidential documents across supported devices. It enables the organizations to process and analyze the available information and deliver effective solutions to the clients. Cloud computing empowers quick extraction and transfer of data, streamlining the entire resolution process.

Data Analytics

Organizations can leverage analytics and technology-assisted review (TAR) to identify the most relevant documents. It selects specific groups by utilizing data points such as objective and concept information, metadata, content searching, and so on. The capability of data analytics has cemented its incorporation in tribunals and courts of law.


The evolving regulations have made it imperative for law firms to adopt the latest and robust security measures to secure client data. The vulnerability of emails and servers has spurred the adoption of cloud technology. The integration blockchain technology into the cybersecurity systems will enable the condensation of data via hash codes into unchangeable information stored across the decentralized network.

Online Dispute Resolution (ODR)

The ODR offers a simplified settlement of disputes through its alternative dispute resolution (ADR) approaches. It enables the partial or complete resolution of disputes over the internet. It has also paved the way for discussions regarding the migration of court proceedings to the cloud. Judging from the successful implementation of ODR is dispute resolutions; it is safe to say that it will lead to innovations in the law sector, driving efficiency as well as cost-effectiveness.

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